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View of Hiwasa from Yakuoji Temple

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 18 January 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

Hiwasa town, Tokushima prefecture. You can just see Hiwasa Castle on the right side, and you can see Snail Island in the middle of the top of the shot - can anyone guess why it's called Snail Island?

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Gorgeous scene with beautiful detail. Superb shot.

18 Jan 2008 7:29am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael!

chris chisu from Seattle, United States

Because it looks like a snail...lol...obvious.I like how you chose the vantage point and all the S lines in the picture leading to the snail.

18 Jan 2008 8:43am

@chris chisu: Cheers Chris!

Gwyneth from United Kingdom

A beautiful photo, Dad and I really like it

18 Jan 2008 10:58am

@Gwyneth: Thank you Mum. How did you work out how to leave comments?

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very good choice of position.....the result is very attractive!

18 Jan 2008 1:08pm

@Japanalia: Cheers Gabriela!

Wolfgang Prigge from Canada

Good one, maybe a little more of the castle would have been better, the light of the low sun is perfect, and the snail shape of the island comes out really well.

18 Jan 2008 1:23pm

@Wolfgang Prigge: Thanks Wolfgang!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

"Tight-knit and slow?" Great, wonderful compo DAroru, merveilleux!!!! Look at that I just spotted the snail right smack in the middle ;)

18 Jan 2008 2:34pm

@Lorraine: Well spotted Lorraine! Thanks!

Laurie from Lincoln, United States

This is cool! I like how everything in the image just pulls the eye to the ocean! Great job! =-)

18 Jan 2008 6:30pm

@Laurie: Cheers Laurie!

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

I would like to see a little bit more of the left side

19 Jan 2008 4:24am

@Pouhou: Believe me, you don't want to...

Aayawa from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Very good, The perspective makes it seem flat, like a Hiroshige print.

19 Jan 2008 8:16pm

@Aayawa: Thanks Aayawa.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Very nice. It reminds me of one of the little fishing villages I've seen in an Ozu movie.

20 Jan 2008 4:04pm

@Twelvebit: It is basically a small fishing town. I think this time of year, and in the summer, when sea turtles come to lay their eggs, are busy seasons, but it is probably very peaceful usually in Hiwasa.

ZENTY from Brescia, Italy

wow, this pictures are very suggesting!!!! good the choice of colours...and the perspective too!!

22 Jan 2008 3:37pm

@ZENTY: Thank you ZENTY (or do you prefer Laura?!)